Is the phrase "It's not going to be." grammatically correct in English? Please, note the period in the end of the phrase. In other words, I don't mean such cases like "Looks like it's not going to be easy." or "Looks like it's not going to be soon enough.", etc.

Also, if the phrase is common and grammatically correct, does it convey any meaning different from "Looks like it's not going to happen."?

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As for grammar, It's not going to be. is grammatically correct. For to be is synonymous of to exist, live (in certain cases), I doubt that the above mentioned phrase could be used on its own; that should definitely be extended.

You mean the party? It's going to be at nine o'clock. (This sentence would make sense to me.)

As for its commonness, I, for one, don't think that It's not going to be. will mean the same as It's not going to happen. in a conversation. Check the following video:


I don't think that the one with be would be so commonly used.

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